Breaking news out of the sports world tonight with the Carolina Panthers announcing that the team’s 81-year-old owner, Jerry Richardson, is under investigation over “allegations of workplace misconduct”:

No comment from NFL:

Are the “floodgates” about to open?

Richardson has battled health issues over the years. From the Charlotte Observer:

Richardson has survived a series of serious health-related issues in the past 15 years. He overcame prostate cancer and also underwent quadruple bypass surgery in 2002.

Richardson had a pacemaker/defibrillator inserted in his heart in 2008, and doctors told him then he would eventually need a heart transplant.

Two months after going on the donor waiting list, Richardson, then 72, received his heart transplant in 2009 during a five-hour procedure at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte. The donor has never been identified.

Statement from the team:

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